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Simple Waterside Escapes

With heatwaves and wildfires, going big outdoors has been a challenge lately. But you can keep it simple with a riverside stroll and patio lunch stop, dining al fresco in a state historic park, or paddling the waters at one of LA’s most vibrant recreation areas. Nice and easy outdoors.

Week 09.30.2020
Regions Southern CA

Frogtown Strutter’s Stroll

Walking the Los Angeles River Trail Through Frogtown

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Don’t go dismissing the Los Angeles River as merely a 51-mile concrete channel. It’s a genuine urban artery that links real neighborhoods, and its riverside bike/ped paths endear it to locals and sojourners alike. One of our favorite stretches runs through the Elysian Valley—a…
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The Narrows of LA

Trek Around Whittier Narrows, Treat at Garcias Fruits

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Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is one of those LA gems where there’s everything to do—pedal a bike, pedal a boat, paddle a kayak, hike, jog, fish, dog-walk, bird-watch, or just plain enjoy 1,492 acres of lovely public space. The “Narrows” appellation refers to a water gap…
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Encino's Encinos

A Tour of Los Encinos State Historic Park

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Los Encinos State Historic Park captivates as an authentic vestige of the San Fernando Valley’s ranching past. The five-acre park, just off Ventura and Balboa Boulevards in Encino, includes 19th-century ranch structures, beautiful grounds, and a patio restaurant overlooking the…
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    Ready to kick off 2021? (Like we have to ask.) Literally kick it off, with a hike! Download the 2021 POST Hiking Calendar (complimentary)—with recommended trails for every month of the year.

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